Issue 543: SiriusXM and Pandora: Perfect Together; What’s Next for Podcasting?; Tidal Now Available on Amazon Echo Speakers

Blog, Music, Streaming


SiriusXM and Pandora: Perfect Together

SiriusXM and Pandora: Perfect Together
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Sirius XM is looking to drive long-term growth by capitalizing on cross-promotion opportunities between SiriusXM’s base of more than 36 million subscribers across North America and Pandora’s millions of active monthly users.

Music Copyright Law Is Finally Out of the Analog Age
Music Copyright Law Is Finally Out of the Analog Agepsmag.com
The Musical Works Modernization Act, which brings changes to digital music royalties and copyright privileges, was signed into law last week.

What’s next for podcasting?
What’s next for podcasting?techcrunch.com

The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcasts are available everywhere on free, ad-supported tiers? Or, will it follow the path of streaming TV into paid subscription services with exclusive content?

"This network is capable of being one of the biggest in the UK": Bauer Media to launch Greatest Hits Radio
"This network is capable of being one of the biggest in the UK": Bauer Media to launch Greatest Hits Radiowww.musicweek.com

Bauer Media has today confirmed the launch of a new national radio brand – Greatest Hits Radio. The station has said it will play “the biggest songs of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s” celebrating music from artists like Blondie, Queen, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, INXS, Elton John and Michael Jackson.

Tidal is now available on Amazon Echo speakers
Tidal is now available on Amazon Echo speakerswww.theverge.com
Tidal, the Jay Z-owned music streaming service with an emphasis on audio quality, is now available on Amazon Echo devices. The streaming service comes via an Alexa skill, and it will require a Tidal subscription to use it.

I Bought 16K SoundCloud Plays
I Bought 16K SoundCloud Playspassivepromotion.com
Brian Hazard of Color Theory details his experience and results with SoundCloud promotion service Midnite Blaster, specializing in EDM.

Spotify launches ‘multimedia experience’ for Beatles album
Spotify launches ‘multimedia experience’ for Beatles albummusically.com
Fans of the Beatles have been getting hot under the collar about a new “Super Deluxe” version of ‘The Beatles’ (aka ‘The White Album’), with new stereo mixes, early acoustic demos and alternative session takes.

One reason why Spotify's deals with the major labels are balanced on a knife-edge
One reason why Spotify's deals with the major labels are balanced on a knife-edgewww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

Spotify’s growth into the Middle East will be a welcome dose of positive news for the company’s investors, who have seen its share price sink 33% over the past four months.

Is the Cassette Player Making a Comeback? Crosley Radio Seems to Think So
Is the Cassette Player Making a Comeback? Crosley Radio Seems to Think Sowww.dealerscope.com
Cassette players are about to make their comeback. Crosley Radio announced two brand new cassette players this week—the first ever manufactured by the company.

Amazon Music offering unlimited access to millions of songs for less than $1 as an early Black Friday deal
Amazon Music offering unlimited access to millions of songs for less than $1 as an early Black Friday dealwww.businessinsider.my

Black Friday is officially on its way, and along with it comes plenty of early deals from Amazon.

Spotify plans to get ahead of Amazon, Google, and Apple on their own turf
Spotify plans to get ahead of Amazon, Google, and Apple on their own turfapple.news

While Spotify might have withheld some of its future strategy in its Nov. 1 earnings report and call, what they have revealed is telling enough.